Sandy Szakach

last updated 1/28/2018

Sandy F. Szakach

Senior Managing Director at PPM America Inc

Location:
225 W. Wacker Dr. Suite 1200, Chicago, Illinois, United States
HQ Phone:
(312) 634-2500

General Information

Experience

Associate Manager - Great West Life

Director - American General Investment Management

Education

B.S. - Business Administration , Illinois State University

B.S. - Business Administration , University of Colorado

M.S. - Finance , University of Colorado

Affiliations

Board Member - take2videos.org

Board Member - American Securitization Forum Inc

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Take 2 Board of Directors

Sandy F. Szakach is Senior Managing Director and Head of Credit for Structured Finance at PPM America, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of London based Prudential, PLC.
She has worked in structured finance and/or investment management for over 25 years and previously held positions at American General Investment Management, Great-West Life Assurance, Bank Western FSB, and the Federal Reserve Bank. Sandy graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Illinois State University and received a Masters of Science in Finance from the University of Colorado. She has served on the Advisory Board for the American Securitization Forum and as Treasurer of a 65 unit cooperative apartment building in New York City.

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Take 2 Board of Directors

Sandy F. Szakach is Senior Managing Director and Head of Credit for Structured Finance at PPM America, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of London based Prudential, PLC.
She has worked in structured finance and/or investment management for over 25 years and previously held positions at American General Investment Management, Great-West Life Assurance, Bank Western FSB, the Federal Reserve Bank and Lawless Commodities, Inc. Sandy graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Illinois State University and received a Masters of Science in Finance from the University of Colorado. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Securitization Forum and served five years as Treasurer of a 65 unit cooperative apartment building.

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Information Management Network (IMN)

Sandy Szakach, Senior Managing Director, PPM AMERICA, INC.
Sandy Szakach Senior Managing Director PPM AMERICA, INC. Sandy joined PPM America's Structured Finance team in 1999 and is currently Head of Credit-Structured Finance. She manages a team of credit analysts that focus on public and private/144a asset backed transactions, including CDOs and various esoteric asset classes for both total return and buy and hold accounts. Prior to PPM, she spent six years focusing on private and public asset-backed and other structured finance investments, two years at American General Investment Management (acquired by AIG) and four years at Great-West Life Assurance. Prior to her work in structured finance, Szakach worked in Asset-Liability Management for Great-West Life. She also served as an Investment Officer for Bank Western FSB (acquired by US Bancorp) and as an Analyst for both the Federal Reserve Bank and Lawless Commodities, Inc., a commodities consulting firm. Szakach graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Illinois State University and received an M.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado.

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